We aspire to provide children with an exciting, active, enjoyable and high-quality Physical Education curriculum within the academy. Children will experience 2 hours of Physical Education per week along with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular sporting activities. The academy will provide pupils with a chance to take-part in a broad range of activities, develop communication skills, increase physical confidence and develop values such as fairness and respect. Within lessons children will acquire and develop a wide range of skills and actions which they will learn to apply appropriately within a range of contexts. Children will develop their ability to evaluate performances of themselves and others, suggesting how future improvements could be made. It is vital that children are enthused, encouraged and experience success within the subject, resulting in motivation to lead a healthy and active lifestyle in the future.
Our Sporting Year so far…
Autumn Term After-School Clubs- Netball, Cheerleading, Tag Rugby, Multi-skills and Rowing.
We Love Netball Club!
Barney… ‘All players are always involved.’
Daisy… ‘I find it fun and I get to learn new skills.’
Elena… ‘Miss Stephens helps us improve and understand how to play the game.’
Phoebe… ‘It feels great that I have learned how to shoot. I like working as part of a team and we are working better together.’
Ennis… ‘It helps us to work better as a team and it’s always really fun!’
Victoria… ‘It’s fun, active and made me want to join a club outside school.’
Dan… ‘It’s fun and we get to do drills and put the skills we learn into games.’
We Love Tag-Rugby Club!
Harry H… ‘I always feel involved and have a great time developing my rugby skills.’
Will C… ‘It is always well organised and active.’
Katy… ‘It’s fun! We do lots of passing skills, warm-ups and we play lots of games.’
Toby… ‘We do lots of competitions and I hope that we can win one in the future.’
Sunday 12th October 2014- Tag Rugby @ Alcester Rugby Club.
It was an early start for the children (and parents) who came down to Alcester Rugby Club on a Sunday morning to take part in the annual tag rugby festival. All of the hard work the children had put into training over the previous weeks had paid off and they put in a great performance winning 2 of their 4 group games. Sadly the team came third in their group and didn’t progress to the semi-finals on this occasion. All of the players played well, however a couple of notable performances came from Tom, who managed to dance his way through the opposition to score a memorable try, and Harry H, as he left the rivals defence for dust as he sprinted in to score a number of tries throughout the group stage. There is also a special mention for Katy, who impressed the Alcester coaches and was selected to play on the pitch at half time during a Worcester Warriors game at Sixways.
We Love Rowing Club!
Isabella… ‘I think it is really good fun, it’s good exercise and we get to take part in competitions.’
Phoebe… ‘I like to work with my friends and it helps me improve my strength.’
Elena… ‘I really like that we get to visit Alcester Grammar and use their rowing machines. I love using them because I have never done it before.’
Katy… ‘It feels great to be prepared for our competition.’
Archie… ‘I love rowing because I get to represent the school in competitions.’
We Love Cheerleading Club!
Phoebe… ‘It’s really good exercise, the teachers who run the club are fun and amazing. Also, you have a really good time with your friends while learning new skills.’
Rosie… ‘I love to move, I love gymnastics and it’s fun!’
Lottie… ‘I have learnt lots of new skills.’
Scarlett… ‘I use lots of energy and learn lots of new things like cartwheels!’
Adam… ‘It’s fun, it involves dancing and it keeps you fit.’
Olivia… ‘Miss Walkey always encourages me to be confident.’
Thursday 27th November 2014- Primary Schools Rowing Competition @ Alcester Academy.
The Year 6 rowing squad arrived at Alcester Academy in high spirits, ready to show what they were capable of having performed exceptionally well in the warm-up event a couple of weeks previous. The children had been hard at work training each Monday night at Alcester Grammar and now it was time to show what they were made of. The boys’ team of Charlie, Theo, Archie and George put in a fantastic performance finishing second in their competition. In his individual event, George managed to post the highest distance achieved by any child throughout the evening! However, on this occasion it was a girls’ team of Isabella, Victoria, Olivia-Rose and Katy who stole the show. The girls blew all other competitors away, won the event and have qualified for the Warwickshire Schools finals in March. After the event Victoria said, ‘It was great to win and it was even better that we beat the boys. It also felt good because we were using the correct technique.’
Spring Term After-School Clubs- Netball, Gymnastics and Football.
Wednesday 21st January 2015- TGPA Haselor Inter-House Goalball @ Haselor.
After four days of the thrills and spills of the knock out competition involving all four houses, the semi-finals, 3rd place play-off and grand final of the Inter-house Goalball took place today at Haselor. In the two hotly contested semi-finals, a team representing Drake played a team representing Marlborough. In both matches the teams from Marlborough were victorious and would contest the final, while the teams from Drake would have to settle for the 3rd place play-offs. After a closely fought contest, Drake 4 (Names) beat Drake 2 (Names) claiming a well deserved third place. At this point the remainder of the school were called into the hall 5 minutes early from their playtime so that all children could watch this tense final. The game did not disappoint the expectant crowd as they watched on excitedly, cheering each goal in turn. Eventually, Marlborough 3 (names) claimed the title of champions with a 10-8 victory and Marlborough 1 (names) were runners-up. Below are a full break-down of the results – click on the link to open a PDF. We look forward to the next inter-house competition which will be taking place after half-term.
Children who took part in the event were asked to explain what they enjoyed about the Inter-house Goalball…
Theo… ‘It was really enjoyable and I also liked the chance to try a new sport.’
Charlie W… ‘It got us to work as a team and gave us an understanding of what it is like to be blind.’
Barney… ‘Goalball is a sport which most people haven’t played and it is nice to have a change.’
Maddie… ‘We got to experience what it would be like to be blind. It was fun, enjoyable and easy to pick-up’.
Lizzie… ‘It was really fun to try out a Paralympic sport.’
Thursday 29th January 2015- Sportshall Indoor Athletics @ Alcester Grammar.
Children from year 5 and 6 put in a sterling performance at the indoor athletics competition at Alcester Grammar on Thursday morning. Athletes took part in a wide range of track and field events including; relay races, obstacle relays, standing long jump, triple jump, javelin and many more. The atmosphere was electric within the arena as it was alive with both track and field events taking place simultaneously. The children were all so supportive of one another and the children who were competing responded with outstanding performances. Oliver W dazzled his peers with his javelin throwing prowess and Ennis gave an incredible performance despite her late call-up to the squad. All of the children who took part gave it their best shot and were rewarded with third place for their efforts. A very promising warm-up as we look towards outdoor athletics and sports day this summer!
We Love Football Club!
Max… ‘It’s fun and I enjoy playing with my friends.’
Lucy… ‘I love football club because I get to practice and learn new skills.’
Tom… ‘It is a very active game to play with my friends and we play a match at the end of the session.’
Luca… ‘I can learn different skills and I love playing matches.’
Oliver L… ‘It’s a nice experience playing football with your friends and we improve our football as well.’
Friday 13th February 2015- 5-a-side Football @ Stratford Town Football Club.
Enticed by the chance to compete for the Premier League trophy, the TGPA Haselor football team had to write a letter to the organisers of a 5-a-side football event and explain why they should be one of only 7 teams selected to take part. The lads were thrilled to find out that they had been successful and were going to be taking part in this charity football event at Stratford Town F.C.
The morning started off drizzly and grey, but this was not going to dampen the spirits of the Haselor team consisting of; Will F, Adam, Dan, Theo, Charlie and Harry H. The teams were split into 2 groups and we found ourselves in a group of four with Wootten Wawen, Quinton and St Nicholas ‘B’. Absolutely untouchable, would be the words I would use to describe Haselor throughout the group stage; winning all three games, scoring 5 goals and conceding none! The lads got off to a flier with an impressive 1-0 victory over Wootten Wawen. Next up was a 2-0 victory over Quinton and the group stage was rounded off with a 2-0 victory over St Nicholas ‘B’. The defensive work of Theo, Dan and Adam ensured that Will had a fairly quiet morning, but when he was called upon he made a string of superb saves and never looked like being beaten. Harry and Charlie combined well in attack; clever footwork, neat passing and ruthless finishing enabled them to notch-up all 5 goals between them.
Winning the group ensured that Haselor qualified for the final against the winners of the other group, St Nicholas ‘A’. The boys started the game really brightly and were on the attack from the first whistle. Harry and Charlie ensured that the defence were constantly under pressure and had no time on the ball. However, Haselor were made to pay for not finishing their opportunities as St Nicholas broke quickly, caught our defence napping and finished very accurately in the bottom corner out of Will’s reach. TGPAH kept a number of the oppositions’ star players very quiet and pushed for an equaliser. Unfortunately the final decisive pass never came and our lads had to settle for runners-up. Any hard feelings were soon forgotten as each player received a medal for their efforts and the team had their photo taken with the Premiership trophy. A special thank you has to go to Mrs Mason, who helped out with lifts to the event and supported the lads all the way. All-in-all a very proud day for the TGPA Haselor Football team!
Thursday 5th March 2015- 5-a-side Football @ Kineton High School.
The Year 3 & 4 football team were buzzing with excitement as they travelled over to Kineton to take part in their annual 5-a-side football competition. 15 teams travelled from far and wide to compete for the coveted title of Year 3 and 4 Football Champions of South Warwickshire. Haselor were drawn in a group along with Ettington, Shipston and Kineton where the top team would progress to a semi-final.
The group stage could not have got off to a better start for Haselor as they came away with a 2-1 victory over Ettington. The score-line does not reflect the amount of time that the Haselor goal was bombarded with efforts from the Ettington strikers as our children found their feet. However, solid defensive work form Lucy and Scarlett kept the score at 0-0 before Luca managed to break free of the defence and fire home to put Hasleor 1-0 up. Ettington were rewarded for their persistence soon after as they managed to level-up the scores. Shortly before the final whistle, Luca found himself alone in front of goal once more and he made no mistake in finding the net and making the score 2-1. Jamie was outstanding between the posts and was influential in ensuring that that Ettington scored only the one goal.
In their second game Haselor were to come up against tougher opposition in Shipston. Max took over the gloves to allow Jamie to have a run-out on pitch. The children were a lot more organised in the second game, they were more confident and had some fantastic opportunities to take the lead. Neither Luca nor Scarlett had any luck as they attempted shots from distance. Max was really commanding in goal and made a number of good saves to keep the scoring low. Lovely passing, movement and cool finishing from Shipston mean that they lead 2-0 at the final whistle.
Knowing that they had played well against difficult opponents in the previous game, the Haselor team felt positive that they were going to fare better against Kineton in their final group match. The teams were very evenly matched and it was going to take a moment of magic for the deadlock to be broken. Played at an exhausting pace, the ball moved from end-to-end in a game where it was anyone’s guess as to which team would score first. As it happened a decisive goal never came because Jamie and Lucy gave very little space to the Kineton strikers. Max came to Haselor’s rescue late in the game as a fierce shot came in from distance. With a crowd of on-looking defenders in his way he must have seen it late, but he made an excellent save to keep the score 0-0.
Sadly, Haselor did not progress to the semi-finals this time. A great time was had by all, leaving with a win, a loss and a draw from 3 games. A very positive start for our Year 3 and 4 footballers – well done! Thank you very much to the parents who helped out with lifts and supported the children despite the cold.
Monday 9th March 2015 – High-5 Netball @ Kineton High School.
A girls’ netball team comprising of; Lizzie, Isobel, Elena, Phoebe, Katy, Ennis and competed in a South Warwickshire regional high-5 competition. The girls competed in a group with Ettington, Shipston and Kineton where only the winners would progress to the semi-finals. In a fast-paced competition, the Haselor girls were disappointed to not progress past the group stage. The team worked really hard and took this as a good opportunity to warm-up for the competition at St. Benedict’s on Wednesday. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Buxton, who helped transport children over to Kineton.
Wednesday 11th March 2015 – Football and Netball @ St. Benedict’s.
The same team of girls represented the school at netball for a second time in 3 days as they played in a competition at St Benedict’s. In a fantastic team performance, the girls played really well and came 6th overall. Undoubtedly, the highlight of the afternoon came as they won one of their games 8-0 – well done girls!
Whilst the girls were playing netball, the boys were taking part in a 5-a-side football competition. Will F, Dan, Adam, Theo, Charlie, Max and Harry H put in an amazing performance which was built on solid defending and slick passing. The boys played 8 games, accumulated 4 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss, in which they only conceded 1 goal. During the competition, Adam scored a particularly opportunistic (Alan Shearer-esq) goal which was borne out of an excellent tackle in our half and a quick passing break down the right wing. The chance was rounded-off as Harry fired a fierce shot across the goal and it didn’t look as though it would cross the line until Adam snuck in at the far post and cooly tapped the ball into an open net! The boys finished in a well deserved 4th place and are looking forward to their next competition at the end of April.
Thursday 19th March 2015 – County Indoor Rowing Final @ The Alan Higgs Centre, Coventry.
The Haselor girls’ indoor rowing team came up against the cream of the crop as they represented South Warwickshire in the county finals. Having won their respective regional competitions back in November, representatives from all over Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull descended on the Alan Higgs Centre in Coventry to see who was going to be the best of the best!
The county finals were unchartered territory for Haselor as many had come-up just short in recent years, so it’s understandable that Isabella, Katy, Victoria and Olivia felt a mixture of nervousness and excitement as they prepared for this event. They each had to complete an exhausting 1:30 min individual row and a 4x1min relay event where their total amount of metres covered would then be added and compared with the scores of the other areas.
Throughout the individual races, the girls built a good total and kept themselves in contention (Olivia 320m, Katy 310m, Victoria 319m and Isabella 316m). It all came down to the team relay where change-overs always prove to be critical. Despite the excess tension which was created by a technology failure, where the screen enabling rowers to compare their progress against others stopped working, the Haselor team put in another outstanding performance accumulating 860m.
The girls gave 100% throughout the event and they should be extremely proud of themselves for gaining a personal best of 2125m. Sadly, it proved not to be enough as Haselor came up against some very talented opposition. However, the indoor rowing team left with huge smiles on their faces knowing that they had been the first Haselor team to qualify for this level of competition. A special mention goes out to the parents who helped out with lifts and came to support the team – thank you!
Tuesday 24th March 2015 – TGPA Inter-House Ultimate Frisbee @ Haselor.
Frisbee fever has his Haselor this week as the second instalment of Inter-House competitions took place during lunchtimes. Each house had the opportunity to enter 2 teams of 5 pupils from across the school. Two groups were then assembled with a representative team from each house with the top two teams qualifying for a semi-final. Houses played each other house once in the group phase and were awarded 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and nothing for a loss. The group stages finished as follows;
It was great to see that every house had 1 of their sides progress to the semi-finals where an exciting match-up saw Raleigh 1 play Marlborough 2 and Drake 2 play Nelson 1. Raleigh 1 eased into the final as they brushed aside the team from Marlborough in an emphatic 6-0 victory. The second semi-final was equally as one-sided as Nelson 1 booked their place in the final with an impressive 3-0 win.
In the penultimate game, losing semi-finalists competed in a third place play-off in which Drake won 3-1 against Marlborough. The competition truly saved the best game until last as two very evenly matched sides played out a thrilling final. The game was played at a furious pace and there was a fantastic level of skill demonstrated by both sides. Going into the final minutes of the game, the score was all even at 2-2, until the Nelson team produced a worthy championship winning point. Theo made a fantastic block just outside the Raleigh scoring zone and spotted Olly in space down the opposite end of the pitch. He then produced a superb pitch-length pass which Olly had to leap as high as he could to make the match-winning catch. Nelson held on to win the final 3-2, a fitting way to end a really enjoyable house competition.
After the competition children were asked to say what they thought about the competition…
Rosie… ‘Ultimate frisbee was great fun, competitive and a good game that everyone can take part in. I cheered on my team and when we scored it was very exciting.’
Will C… ‘I enjoyed ultimate frisbee because it was fun, organised and fair.’
Olly… ‘I enjoyed playing ultimate frisbee because I learnt how to catch a frisbee’.
Victoria… ‘ I love how it is different to other sports and I liked learning new techniques’.
Theo… ‘We were always involved and I had never played before’.
Charlie… ‘The game helped improve my catching, throwing and ability to work in a team’.
Phoebe… ‘It helped me with my teamwork and frisbee is not something you get to do everyday’.